AP Poll: How Georgia beat writer Seth Emerson voted

semerson@ledger-enquirer.comSeptember 3, 2013 

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ATHENS - Georgia dropped six spots in this week's Associated Press poll. The Bulldogs are one spot ahead of Florida, while Clemson moved up to No. 4, leapfrogging Stanford and South Carolina.

Here is that full poll.

Here is how my ballot looked:

1. Alabama
2. Ohio State
3. Stanford
4. Oregon
5. Clemson
6. South Carolina
7. LSU
8. Oklahoma State
9. Florida
10. Louisville
11. Georgia
12. Florida State
13. Notre Dame
14. Texas A&M
15. Texas
16. Michigan
17. Nebraska
18. Oklahoma
19. TCU
20. UCLA
21. Wisconsin
22. Northern Illinois
23. Baylor
24. Washington
25. Northwestern


Moving out: Boise State (lost to Washington), Virginia Tech (lost to Alabama).

- Georgia doesn't fall that far (six spots), because its loss was by three points on the road to a top-10 team.

- Clemson leapfrogged South Carolina as well as Georgia. I’ll give the Tigers credit for a good win and not penalize South Carolina, which simply stays at No. 6.

- LSU moves up five spots by virtue of beating a good team, TCU. But TCU only falls a few spots (from No. 15) because it lost to a good team.

- I jumped Florida State four spots because unlike the teams ahead of them the Seminoles beat a conference opponent, and did so impressively.

- I was one of the few that had Northern Illinois in my poll (at No. 24) before it won at Iowa. So that was easy.

Follow Seth Emerson at @sethemerson.

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